Techmeme
June 20, 2019, 11:55 AM

Top News

Wall Street Journal:
Sources: Apple is asking suppliers to study feasibility of shifting final assembly of some products out of China amid trade tensions  —  iPhone maker is asking suppliers to study moving final assembly of some products out of the country  —  Apple Inc. AAPL -.29% is asking suppliers …
Pete Schroeder / Reuters:
Senate panel says it will hold a hearing on Facebook's Libra on July 16; source: David Marcus, who leads Facebook's blockchain efforts, is expected to testify  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee will discuss Facebook's proposed cryptocurrency at a July 16 hearing, the panel announced Wednesday.
Terry Spencer / Associated Press:
A Florida city council votes to pay $600K ransom to hackers who, over three weeks ago, encrypted city records, disabled its email system, and more  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system …
Washington Post:
Rob Copeland / Wall Street Journal:
Wall Street Journal:
NYSE says Slack's reference price for its direct listing has been set at $26 per share, which would value Slack at $15.7B, per sources  —  This is a developing story and will be updated shortly.  —  WSJ opens select articles to reader conversation to promote thoughtful dialogue.
Wirecutter:
Google says it has fixed an issue with some used Nest cameras that gave previous owners unfettered access to images when paired with a Wink hub  —  Note: After our story broke yesterday, a Google representative sent us the following statement: “We were recently made aware of an issue affecting …
Alan Ohnsman / Forbes:
Waymo partners with Renault and Nissan to explore creating driverless mobility services in France and Japan  —  Waymo, Alphabet Inc.'s self-driving vehicle unit, is preparing to expand the scope of its autonomous tech efforts beyond the U.S. in a new partnership with the Renault-Nissan Alliance aimed …
BBC:
UK government says the age verification requirement for porn websites is delayed because it failed to inform European regulators about the plan  —  An age-check scheme designed to stop under-18s viewing pornographic websites has been delayed a second time.  —  The changes - which mean UK …
Abhinav Gupta / Facebook AI:
Facebook open sources PyRobot, a framework and ecosystem that enables AI researchers to program robots without specialized knowledge of the hardware  —  Frameworks such as PyTorch have dramatically accelerated the progress of research in AI subfields such as computer vision and natural language processing.
More: VentureBeat and Wired
Rand Fishkin / SparkToro:
Analysis of 150B+ browser-based US Google searches in Q1 2019: only 41.45% resulted in organic clicks to non-Google sites, and 48.96% ended without a click  —  In December of 2018, Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai, was asked a set of questions by the United States Congress.  His responses left... a lot... to be desired.

Sponsor Posts

Google Workspace:
See how it's done with Google Workspace  —  Whether you're a team of 10 or 10,000, Google Workspace has all the tools you need to connect, create and collaborate.
Zoho:
ProTips: 5 pointers to upscale your finance operations like a pro  —  This is a guest post by PayU.  Managing finance operations is no cakewalk.  And no matter which stage your organization is in …
Techmeme Leaderboards:
Find out who the top reporters are in 43 different tech categories  —  Who are the most influential writers on topics like AI, VR, IoT, or e-commerce?  We've analyzed Techmeme's news crawl data to find out.
Arthur AI:
AI in production?  Monitor it in minutes!  —  Maximize your AI's performance and don't get tripped up by the risks — here are the 3 things you should watch out for immediately!
Modern Finance Podcast:
Gaming NFTs and DeFi vs CeFi with Amy Wu
Kevin Rose covers all things cryptocurrency, DeFi, NFTs, stock picks, and more.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
Techmeme Ride Home:
Wed. 08/04 - Is Robinhood A Meme Stock Now?
The day's tech news, every day at 5pm ET. Fifteen minutes and you're up to date.
Subscribe via Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or RSS.
 

About This Page

This is a Techmeme archive page. It shows how the site appeared at 11:55 AM ET, June 20, 2019.

The most current version of the site as always is available at our home page. To view an earlier snapshot click here and then modify the date indicated.

More News

James Fallows / The Atlantic:

Earlier Picks

Ingrid Lunden / TechCrunch:
Lily Hay Newman / Wired:
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Catalin Cimpanu / ZDNet: